PENNSYLVANIA WINE BANS OUT THE WINDOW

A Commonwealth Court halted the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s order to ban direct wine shipments. The ruling was supposed to go into effect November 1 but was stopped when the Pennsylvania Wine Association requested a restraining order that was granted on Monday. State winery owners claim that barring shipments during the holiday sale season would greatly damage their businesses. Last month, the PLCB made it illegal for in-state winemakers to ship directly to Pennsylvania consumers after the federal Supreme Court ruled that states could not prohibit out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to consumers if they permitted direct shipments from in-state wineries. A hearing on the Pennsylvania issue was scheduled for Thursday, November 10.